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GE Gas Range - oven won't light - stovetop will........if ignitor is broke, will gas be let thru? Light with lighter?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
July 1st, 2010


If the ignitor is broken, will gas come through so it can be lit with a lighter?

If gas is not coming through where it can be lit with a lighter - what else is wrong?

Ranges , Wall Ovens , Appliances
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Manage My Life
Thank You Scott. We have purchased a new range but need to repair this one for one of our apartments. This information is very helpful. Thank You Again.
by Manage My Life
July 1st, 2010
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scott d
If the igniter is not working, gas will not be allowed through. If it doesn't glow at all, the problem could be a defective control or the igniter itself. If you feel confident with your repair skills, the igniter is easy to check. Remove the bottom of the oven and it will be easy to get to the igniter and burner assembly or you can pull the bottom drawer out. Disconnect power to the range and now disconnect the igniter wire leads. Check the resistance of the igniter now. If you get a reading, the igniter is ok. If you get no reading, the igniter will need to be replaced. If the igniter is ok but it doesn't glow at all, the timer will probably need to be replaced. If the igniter does glow but it doesn't light the burner, the igniter could still be defective or the safety valve may have failed. An amp reading of the igniter would be needed, to determine the problem. A technician may be needed to make this check. If you need more assistance, additional details will be needed.
by scott d
June 30th, 2010
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Manage My Life
Hello Mdon42261,
I see your having problems with your Gas Range, when I need information on troubleshooting I go to Manage My Life and click on the Manuals button, I put my model number threw and the manual will appear, there should be a page with troubleshooting advice. I attached the link below. Hope this helps!!!!
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June 27th, 2010
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